OCO Funds Could Support Massive Ordnance Penetrator Enhancements

September 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM
The Air Force wants to ramp up development and modification work on its 30,000-pound, bunker-buster bomb and has requested authority from Congress to realign $121 million in fiscal year 2014 overseas contingency operations funds to get started. In a Sept. 8 reprogramming request obtained by InsideDefense.com , the Pentagon asks to shift $104.5 million to the Air Force's Hard and Deeply Buried Target Defeat System program to develop and test "a specific mission-critical modification" on the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator...

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